Episode Matthew Barnaby (236): McDavid Suspension BS. Blue Jackets Make BIG Moves. Trade Deadline.


Mike is pissed about McDavid suspension. Columbus Blue Jackets make big moves acquiring Matt Duchene and Ryan Dzingel from Ottawa. Is Pierre Dorion going to have the most fun job in the NHL the next few years? Trade deadline speculation.

He’s innocent I tell you!

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  • Banter -Mike discusses Red Wings vs Blackhawks game he attended with a shoutout to Jeff and Chris Fahey in Windsor
  • Title Player Matthew Barnaby
  • Connor McDavid gets suspended for 2 games and Mike gives a nuanced opinion on the matter…
  • Lots of action as deadline approaches and we’re both loving the Columbus Blue Jackets’ approach
  • Will Winnipeg land Mark Stone?
  • Who else is going to be active leading up to the deadline?
  • How important is character?
  • Milestones
  • Hot  TBL / STL  Not OTT / ANA / VAN
  • Rathole – Most active deadlines

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Arkells Song: Oh, the Boss is Coming!

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Episode Rob Ray (232): Chiarelli Fired! Mike Tells How It Really Went Down and How To Fix Edmonton. ALL STAR Weekend – Brianna Decker and Kendall Coyne Steal the Show!


Peter Chiarelli got fired this week and Mike is happy! Lots of talk about how it had to happen and Mike tells how it actually did happen. Also, Mike has a detailed proposal on how to fix the Oilers. The NHL All Star Weekend was dominated by some incredible performances by women players.

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  • Banter -Dale back from Panama, Mike losing weight and the Belleville Senators played some good hockey this weekend.
  • Rob Ray, Stirling native is title player
  • Chiarelli firing. Mike explains why the Oilers did it now.
  • Mike gives his detailed proposal for fixing the Oilers, including President, GM, AGM and Coach replacements
  • All Star game wrap-up. Some ideas to improve and we gush at the skill of Brianna Decker, Kendall Coyne Schofield, Rebecca Johnston, and Renata Fast. 
  • Player tracking is way cool
  • Leafs at the break
  • Milestones
  • Hot  NYI / CGY  Not  NJD / COL,ANA
  • DOPS – Johansen, Byron suspensions
  • Rathole – Keith Gretzky

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Arthur Adams Song: Don’t Let the Door Hit You

Episode Marc Andre Fleury (229): MERRY CHRISTMAS! Leafs are rolling. Oilers are not. World Junior Championships!


As we hit the Christmas break, the Leafs are rolling along and the Oilers are struggling. World Junior Champs are coming up. We look at our pre-season predictions and see how we’re doing.

Beautiful, but is it a slap in the face?

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  • Banter -Tibb’s Eve. Ready for Christmas.
  • Degrees of Stirling for Marc Andre Fleury
  • Shoutouts to Hoard family and Anthony Griffin’s 50th
  • Meet us in Nashville!
  • Hurricanes wear Whalers sweaters – is that okay?
  • Pre-season predictions at Christmas – a few surprises
  • Leafs are amazing and Marner is boosting his salary expectations each game
  • Oilers struggling
  • We give our Christmas wishes for our teams
  • Patrik Berglund – what’s the deal?
  • Milestones
  • Hot/Not – TBL / WPG are hot. CAR / AZ are not.
  • DOPeS – Khaira and Karlsson suspended.
  • Rathole

Intro/Outro Music Artist: The Pogues with Kristy MacColl Song: Fairytale of New York

Episode Claude Giroux (228): Tim Peel Scores! Oilers are Hot and Edmonton is in Love with Hitchcock but Not Andrew Ference.


Ference shows his respect for his Oilers teammates.

Referee Tim Peel scores a goal. The Oilers continue to be hot under Ken Hitchcock and Mike’s a bit hot after Andrew Ference threw some his Oilers teammates under the bus. Lots of players on pace for over 100 points. Offer sheets – will this be the year?

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  • Banter -no hangovers this week
  • Feedback – shoutout to Travis Flynn
  • HoBo trip location announced.
  • In the obscure rules department, the Blues get a goal called back after it goes in off of Tim Peel, and Tarasenko gets a penalty for using Parayko’s stick
  • Oilers are rolling along and apparently that makes Chiarelli a genius
  • Leafs continue to do well when Mike watches.
  • Andrew Ference blames the Oilers’ partying for his and Eakins’ lack of success
  • Look at all the players on pace for 100 points!
  • Milestones
  • Hot/Not
  • DOPeS
  • Rathole

Intro/Outro Music Artist: The Tragically Hip Song: It Can’t Be Nashville Every Night

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Episode Scott Niedermayer (227): NHL Expands to Seattle. DOPeS are Back! Wilson No Suspension. Reaves No Suspension. Giordano MUST BE PUNISHED!!!


In the least surprising announcement in a while, the NHL announces Seattle as the next expansion location. The Department of Player Safety are back to their old nonsensical ways as Wilson and Reaves face no supplemental discipline, but they drop the hammer on Mark Giordano. With the Athletic looking at the future of the game, we chime in with our own ideas.

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  • Banter – Dale’s week for the Christmas party hangover.
  • Scott Niedermayer a winner plus his degrees of separation
  • Chuck Fletcher in as GM to Flyers – a good move?
  • Dubas says he’ll never trade Nylander
  • Seattle expansion
  • Leafs look good and they owe their success to Mike
  • Oilers – is the Hitch Effect real
  • Goal scorers – what is Brayden Point doing at the top of the list?
  • The future of the game
  • Milestones
  • Hot/Not
  • DOPeS

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Nirvana Song: Something In The Way

Way worse than the Wilson and/or Reaves hit?  You be the judge.
Wilson/Reaves no hearing. This gets a hearing. Why? 

Episode Martin St. Louis (226): SPECIAL GUEST Former NHLer ROB RAY!!! Nylander Signs. Tom Wilson Does Tom Wilson Things.


Former NHL player, and Stirling native, Rob Ray joins us and discusses the Sabres success this season, his NHL career and .  William Nylander negotiations go down to the wire, but Kyle Dubas was able to get it done. Tom Wilson avoids a suspension and Dale is livid.

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  • Banter – Martin St. Louis in 2 degrees of separation from Stirling
  • News – William Nylander signs for 6 years $6.9MM
  • Rob Ray – talks the Sabres success, life on the road, Rick Jeanneret and more.
  • Howard Shapiro interview
  • Milestones
  • Hot and Not – Buffalo and Colorado are hot. Montreal, New Jersey and Vancouver are not.
  • DOPS – Tom Wilson avoids suspension and Dale is pissed.
  • Rathole – Alexei Yashin’s hold out

Intro/Outro Music Artist: AC/DC Song: The Razor’s Edge

 

Episode Dave Andreychuk (225):SPECIAL GUEST Author Howard Shapiro. McLellan out in Edmonton. Hitchcock in. Sabres are HOT!


We welcome Howard Shapiro back to the show to tell us about his latest book, Kate’s Really Good At Hockey and talk some Pittsburgh hockey. Todd McLellan gets fired as predicted and Mike is happy to see Hitchcock in. What the hell is going on with the Buffalo Sabres?

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  • Banter –
  • News – Todd McLellan Gets Fired and Hitchcock gets hired. What do we think this means for Edmonton?
  • HNIC goes retro and it’s fantastic
  • Howard Shapiro interview
  • Milestones
  • Hot and Not – Buffalo is smokin’ hot. Nashville and Winnipeg are pretty warm in the west. Pittsburgh and Vancouver are still cold.
  • DOPS – Roussel fined $5k for biting.
  • Rathole – Hall of Fame

Intro/Outro Music Artist: Chad Warrix Song: Hitch

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